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ExpressExtension is a cloud-based solution to e-file IRS extension forms 7004, 8868. 4868, and 8809.

ExpressExtension is the quickest and easiest way to e-file your individual, business, or tax-exempt organization extensions. With a tax extension, you can gain an automatic extension of time to file your income tax form.
With ExpressExtension, you can e-file IRS Forms 7004, 4868, 8868 and 8809 in the most straightforward and quick method possible. We have error checks in place to make sure that you don't leave any of the necessary boxes empty, and we provide live phone, chat and e-mail support for any questions you may have.
ExpressExtension supports e-filing of IRS Form 7004 for business tax extensions, IRS Form 4868 for personal tax extensions, IRS Form 8868 for exempt organization tax extensions, and IRS Form 8809 for information return extensions.
With ExpressExtension there is no additional charge for contacting our locally based support team. When you call us you do not go through an automated system, you get to speak with a support team specialist in our Rock Hill, South Carolina office. We also offer support via live chat along with around the clock support via e-mail.
We are an IRS-Authorized e-file provider and have taken every possible step to make sure ExpressExtension is safe and secure.

Our site is encrypted, Comodo HackerSafe certified and projected by 1286H SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). We guarantee to never share your e-mail address or contact information with anyone except the IRS. Your information is safe with ExpressExtension.
For business or exempt extensions, you will need information such as your EIN/Federal ID number, business name, contact information, the specific form number you usually file, and your estimated tax amount due.

For personal tax extensions, you will need your name, Social Security number, address, the specific form number that you typically file, and your estimated tax due. Please note, if you are married and filing jointly you will need the same information for your spouse.
After you create an account with ExpressExtension, click on "Create Extension" for the form you need. Our system will walk you through entering your information step by step. You will be able to pay your estimated tax amount due and transmit your form to the IRS in just minutes. After you transmit your form, we will email your extension confirmation. If the IRS rejects your return for any reason, we will also send you an e-mail with further information. You can re-transmit rejected returns with ExpressExtension at no additional charge.
If you have all of the required information gathered (name/business name, EIN, income tax form information, estimated tax amount due, etc.), it should take you less than fifteen minutes to enter the information. After you have transmitted your extension form to the IRS, you should have your acceptance back within just a few moments. During peak times this may be delayed a bit, but we will send this over immediately after the IRS has processed your form.
Yes, even though we are in Rock Hill, South Carolina and in Eastern Standard Time, we support e-filing extension forms nationwide - even during deadline dates. As long as you e-file your form before 12 am local time, you will be considered on time even if it's after 12 am EST.
It depends on where your reside. Many states automatically grant you a state extension when your federal extension is approved. There is specific state filing information listed at the time of your e-filing based on the state listed within your address. You may also access more information on our State page.
At this time, our system supports extensions in select states. If we support your area, you can choose to automatically generate your state extension form after your federal form is complete. You can access additional information on our State page.
You can save time by logging in using your Facebook account. On the 'New Users'/'Login' page click on the 'Facebook' icon. To continue click 'Go to App'. Next you will need to enter your phone number and how you found us then click 'Save and Continue'. You will now be registered, logged in and ready to begin your Tax Extension.
You can save time by logging in using your Google account. On the 'New Users'/'Login' page click on the 'Google' icon. Next you will need to select the Google account you would like to use to log in and click 'Continue'. If you're not already logged in to your Google account you may be asked to enter your Google log in credentials. To proceed click 'Allow Access' - you will now be registered, logged in and ready to begin your Tax Extension.

Tax Extension Form FAQs

Form 7004 is most commonly used by businesses, estates, trusts and others to request an automatic extension of time to file a tax return. Common information tax returns that are extended by Form 7004 include 1120, 1120S, 1065, etc.
Form 4868 is most commonly used by individuals to request an automatic extension of time to file an income tax return. Common information tax returns that are extended by Form 4868 include 1040, 1040-EZ, etc.
Form 8868 is most commonly used by exempt organizations to request an automatic extension of time to file an income tax return. Common information tax returns that are extended by Form 8868 include 990, 990-EZ, 990-T, etc.
The type of extension form that you need to file depends on the type of form that you normally file your income tax returns on with the IRS. For example, if you need an extension for your personal taxes that you normally file on form 1040-EZ you will need to file a personal extension via IRS Form 4868. Most business extensions are filed via Form 7004 and exempt organizations extensions are filed via Form 8868.
The deadline to e-file a tax extension form is the same as the original IRS deadline for the income tax form that you're requesting the extension. For example, if you're applying for an extension of time to file IRS Form 1120 - the original due date is March 15; therefore, your extension form would be due by March 15 as well. For personal tax extensions, the due date is typically April 15 which also means your extension form is due by this date as well.
The IRS does not require that you provide a reason for needing an extension of time to file your personal, business or exempt organizations income tax returns.
There is no penalty from the IRS for filing for a tax extension for your personal, business or exempt organizations income tax returns. But if you fail to pay any tax amounts due, or fail to provide the correct amount, there could be penalties and interest assessed by the IRS. A tax extension grants you additional time to file your returns; however, it does not allow you extra time to pay any tax amounts due.
E-filing a tax extension gives you additional time to file your income tax return, but it does not extend the time that you have to pay any tax due to the IRS.
Several different factors determine your owed tax amount. You are responsible for calculating this value before completing your tax extension form. If you are unsure of your estimate, we recommend contacting your CPA or other tax professional knowledgeable about your financial records.
Yes, when e-filing your tax extension forms with ExpressExtension you can pay your estimated taxes at the same time you transmit your extension form. Payment is accepted online by Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) using your checking or savings account information.
If you are unsure about filing your income tax return before the original return deadline, we recommend filing a tax extension - there are no IRS penalties for filing either before your original or extended due dates.
Based on the extension form you e-filed, we recommend consulting the approval verification letter sent to you via e-mail for the extended due date. Business taxes on a calendar tax year typically are given an extended due date of September 15. Personal and small business taxes have an extended due date of October 15.

Rejected Form FAQs

The IRS rejected your return because your business name/EIN didn't match what the IRS already has on file. You'll want to verify that the EIN in your account is correct and that your business name is listed the same as how you registered it with the IRS. We recommend contacting the IRS EIN Hotline at 1-800-829-4933 to confirm your information.

Note: If you have a new EIN, the IRS approximately 10 business days or 2 weeks for the number to become active within the e-filing system. If you obtained your EIN less than two weeks ago, this is likely the reason for the rejection.
The IRS rejected your return because they already received a filing containing your EIN/SSN for the tax year. If you are unsure about the filing, we recommend contacting your CPA or tax professional who handles your income taxes - they may have already filed an extension form for you this year. If you need to contact the IRS directly about the rejection, please dial the following numbers:

For IRS Form 4868: 1-800-829-1040
For IRS Form 7004: 1-800-829-4933
For IRS Form 8868: 1-877-829-5500
The IRS rejected your return because you selected the incorrect type of form that you typically use to file your taxes. When e-filing a tax extension, the IRS requires you to choose the correct type of form that you regularly use to file your income tax returns. You can verify your type of form with a prior year income tax return. If you are still unsure, we recommend contacting the IRS directly on their tax hotline.

For IRS Form 4868, please call 1-800-829-1040
For IRS Form 7004, please call 1-800-829-4933
For IRS Form 8868, please call 1-877-829-5500
The IRS rejected your return because the tax year period didn't match what they already have on file for your business or exempt organization. If your business/organization operates on a fiscal tax year, the start and end dates for your tax year must match what the IRS has on record. If you are unsure of this information, we recommend contacting the IRS EIN Hotline at 1-800-829-4933 or the IRS Tax-Exempt Hotline at 1-877-829-5500.
You'll need to log in to your ExpressExtension account. After identifying the reason for your rejection and correcting the information, you click "Continue where you left off" from the dashboard screen. From there, you can proceed "Next" through each page until you reach the final screen where you click "Transmit to the IRS."
There is no additional charge to re-transmit a rejected return through ExpressExtension.

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